Period
to 1 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Technical Leadership skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Leadership over the 6 months to 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Leadership
England > North West
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 177 159
Rank change year-on-year +71 -18 -12
Contract jobs citing Technical Leadership 21 23 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.43% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.51% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 52
Median daily rate £400 £538 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +10.54% -9.11%
10th Percentile £340 £463 £325
90th Percentile £615 £675 £713
England median daily rate £525 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -4.55% +2.33% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £76.25 £67.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.96% +58.82% -
10th Percentile £72.88 £27.65 £31.60
90th Percentile £78.63 £69.75 £52.60
England median hourly rate £48.75 £60.00 £17.83
% change year-on-year -18.75% +236.51% -49.06%

Technical Leadership is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,839 4,487 4,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.76% 84.41% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,125 2,893 3,092
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £210 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 201 282
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +7.95% -18.52%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.25 £11.93
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +7.95% -4.79%

Technical Leadership
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Technical Leadership as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leadership in the North West

Technical Leadership
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Leadership in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Technical Leadership in the North West

Technical Leadership
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Leadership in the North West over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Leadership in the North West

Technical Leadership
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Leadership in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Technical Leadership in the North West

Technical Leadership
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leadership within the North West region over the 6 months to 1 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +40 10 £360 -26.15% 1
Manchester +49 6 £550 +2.33% 12
Cumbria - 4 - -
Technical Leadership
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Leadership also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Technical Leadership.

1 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
1 8 (38.10%) RESTful
1 8 (38.10%) User Experience
2 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 6 (28.57%) HTML5
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
4 5 (23.81%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (23.81%) API Development
4 5 (23.81%) Apple Swift
4 5 (23.81%) Core Data
4 5 (23.81%) Push Notifications
4 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (23.81%) Core Animation
4 5 (23.81%) Apple
4 5 (23.81%) Cocoa
4 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
4 5 (23.81%) Animation
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
6 3 (14.29%) Migration

Technical Leadership
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Mule
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Fuse
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Power Automate
1 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
1 1 (4.76%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Digital Architect
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) RESTful
2 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 6 (28.57%) HTML5
3 6 (28.57%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (23.81%) Cocoa
4 5 (23.81%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (23.81%) Core Animation
4 5 (23.81%) Core Data
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) Angular 2
6 1 (4.76%) CGI
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) React
6 1 (4.76%) React Native
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) User Experience
2 5 (23.81%) Animation
3 2 (9.52%) CESG
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) SCADA
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) API Development
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
4 5 (23.81%) Push Notifications
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Architecture Roadmap
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Apple Swift
1 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) ES6
4 1 (4.76%) Go
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Kotlin
4 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (9.52%) JSP 440
1 2 (9.52%) NCSC
1 2 (9.52%) RMADS
2 1 (4.76%) GMP
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Apple
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) WSO2